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Chairman: Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali.


The Department of Philosophy was founded in 1952. It is the first department that came into existence in the faculty of Arts initially (now the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) University of Karachi. DR. M.M. Ahmed a man of saintly wisdom and Philosophical acumen, was the founder Chairman of the Department. From the very beginning, the department has remained committed to fostering a wide variety of Philosophical approaches and has gradually evolved towards developing links between philosophy and other disciplines. The member of its teaching staff include Professors and Lecturers. All teachers are strongly committed to teaching and research and have contributed through their publications significantly in the advancement of learning. Moreover, its senior faculty members have also served on important positions of responsibilities in other areas is the Chairman of the department.  
Philosophy Department is committed to a variety of approaches. Researches pursued by its faculty members and students involve living issues from History of Philosophy, Meta-logic, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Ethics, Analytical Philosophy, Concept of self,               Postmodernist Thought, Islamic Modernism, Philosophical Anthropology, Critical Theory, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Mind,  Pragmatism etc. The department has enough human resources to produce high quality researchers in the field of Philosophy of Law, Postmodern Philosophy, Muslim Philosophy, Aesthetic Bio-ethics etc.


Teaching Assessment

  • Semester system teaching with midterm and terminal tests.
  • Class performance assessment/ Discussion group and presentations.


Career opportunities

Students’ after passing out form the department can enter the fields of research, advertising, tourism, journalism, civil services, teaching and law.